From the Greek Islands to a Scottish Hunting Lodge — See Every Royal Honeymoon Destination

On the heels of the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will vacation in Canada to celebrate their nuptials, a look back on where everyone from Charles and Diana to William and Kate spent their honeymoons

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

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Worried about the trappings of royal life, Elizabeth rejected his proposal twice, before finally accepting in January 1923. The two married that April at Westminster Abbey.

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

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The royal couple spent two weeks at Polesden Lacey, a manor house in Surrey, before heading to Scotland, where Elizabeth caught a whooping cough.

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King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

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In December 1936, Edward abdicated the throne so he could marry Wallis, an American divorcée. The two wed the following June at the Château de Candé in France. No members of Edward's family were present at the ceremony, as the marriage was not sanctioned by the Church of England and King George V forbid royals from attending.

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King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

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After tying the knot, the newlyweds stayed at the castles of Schloss Wasserleonburg in Gailtal, Austria.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

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They first met at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark to Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934, but their engagement wasn't announced until July 1947. Just four months later, the duo married at Westmisnter Abbey.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

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The newlyweds spent their wedding night at the home of Philip's uncle Earl in Broadlands, Hampshire before heading to Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate. Her corgi dog, Susan, joined them.

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Princess Margaret and Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones

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Margaret and the then-photographer first met at a dinner party in 1958 and began a love affair months later when he was commissioned to photograph her. Their engagement was announced in February 1960, and in May, Margaret and Antony became the first royal couple to have a televised wedding.

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Princess Margaret and Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones

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They took a six-week honeymoon aboard the royal yacht Britannia, exploring islands such as Trinidad and Antigua.

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Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

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Queen Elizabeth's only daughter met Mark, a lieutenant in the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards, through their shared love of horses and their engagement was announced in May 1973. Their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in November of that year was televised.

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Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips

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The princess and the captain took the royal yacht Britannia across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, crusing around the Caribbean Islands the Galapagos Islands.

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles

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Though they'd known each other since 1977, Charles and Diana didn't start to date until 1980. Six months into their relationship, the prince proposed. They said, "I do" on July 29, 1981 at St. Paul's Cathedral in what was billed as the "wedding of the century."

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles

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The couple kicked off their three-month honeymoon at the Mountbatten state of Broadlands, followed by a 12-day cruise on the royal yacht Britannia through Egypt and the Greek Islands. They then stopped at Balmoral and spent the rest of the trip in a hunting lodge by the estate.

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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

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The duo had known each other since childhood, and struck up a romance as adults. In 1986, following 10 months of dating, Andrew proposed to Sarah in Scotland at Floors Castle on his birthday. The couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in July.

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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

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The royal pair boarded a private yacht to the Azores Islands near Portugal and then spent five days on the Britannia crossing the Atlantic.

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Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones

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Queen Elizabeth's youngest child met publicist Sophie at a tennis event in 1993. He proposed in January 1999 and six months later, Edward and Sophie married at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same location of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's vows.

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Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones

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Edward and Sophie stayed local for their honeymoon, retreating to Birkhall Lodge in Scotland.

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Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly

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Peter and Autumn were introduced at the 2003 Canadian Grand Prix. It took about six weeks for the management consultant to realize her new flame was Princess Anne’s son and Queen Elizabeth's grandson, then 11th in line for the throne. They announced their engagement in August 2007. The pair walked down the aisle at St. George's Chapel in May of the following year.

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Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly

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The newlyweds celebrated their honeymoon with a stay at the Tuningi Safari Lodge in South Africa.

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Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

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More than three decades after their romance first began, Charles and Camilla tied the knot in a civil ceremony in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, on April 9, 2005. A marriage blessing followed at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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Prince Charles and Camila Parkler Bowles

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They kicked off their vacation at the Balmoral Estate in Scotland and then went on a Greek Island hopping cruise.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Prince Charles' oldest son began dating Kate in 2002 while they were studying at St. Andrews University. In 2010, William proposed at the foothills of Mt. Kenya with his mom Diana's engagement ring. They married in a televised ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

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Princess Anne's daughter met rugby union player Mike during England's Rugby World Cup-winning campaign in Australia in 2003. In December 2010, the palace announced their engagement and the couple was married in July 2011 at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh.

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

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Zara, an equestrian, and her husband then vacationed on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

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